This year, the trends in toys and gifts for little girls are all about helping them to embrace their own unique identities and talents. Educational gifts are extremely popular; after all, it’s not just about a roleplay with dolls and bears. Science sets, art materials, and coding games are hitting the shops in a big way. If you are buying a gift for a girl, look for something to help them express their individuality. Since every girl is different in their own way, it’s important to embrace their unique qualities when buying gifts and give them something they’ll really love.

India’s Top Gift Trends For Little Girls

Learning toys for smart girls

While toys are obviously meant to be played with, they can definitely be fun and educational, too. This is why brands like Funskool, which have launched 16 stores in cities like Indore and Udaipur, have been so successful. To encourage children to learn about their family history, how about getting them “My Book About Me”? This Dr. Seuss inspired gift encourages them to talk to family about their heritage, as well as write about their likes and dislikes. A miniature children’s microscope is another great educational gift to inspire young girls to become future scientists.

Ethnic Dresses

Ethnic dresses are for the girl who would love to be a Disney princess, but with her own unique sense of style. Young girls are taking inspiration from the young, beautiful Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Shraddha Kapoor, as well as big-name western actresses. Children, of course, are never afraid to mix styles and prints, and often bold is better. On-trend this year are beautiful lehengas in many different colors and amazingly adorable salwar kameez. You will also find plenty of Indo-western dresses in the stores and even more formal gowns in a range of prints — perfect for a party or family wedding. Ethnic dresses are great for your little one to feel special, but still show off her proud, fierce heritage.

Sporting gifts for strong girls

Indian girls are embracing sports like never before. In fact, a recent survey done by the BBC found that 29% of women in India are now participating in sports. Taking part in physical exercise is good for you and families are encouraging girls to get fit and enjoy the sport together. If you are looking for a special gift for a little girl, a badminton set is a great idea. Badminton is a great way to help their coordination, as well as encourage them to play with others.

The big trends in toys and gifts this year are to help girls embrace who they are, and live life to the full. Get them a gift to help them celebrate their individuality and spark their imagination.